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Client state of Nazi Germany
FlagCoat of arms
German ・ Hungarian
- 1939?1945Jozef Tiso
- 1939Jozef Tiso
- 1939?1944Vojtech Tuka
- 1944?1945?tefan Tiso
Historical eraWorld War II
- Secession14 March 1939
- Slovak National Uprising29 August 1944
- Fall of Bratislava4 April 1945
- German capitulation8 May 1945
- 194038,055 km2 (14,693 sq mi)
- 1940 est.2,653,053
Density69.7 /km2 (180.6 /sq mi)
a.Slovensky ?tat (semi-official, until 21 July 1939).
Postage stamps of Slovakia, including a stamp of Czechoslovakia with an overprint reading "Slovak State 1939".Territorial changes of Slovak Republic from 1938 to 1947 (changes on border with Poland are missing).
The Slovak Republic (Slovak: Slovenska republika), also known as the first Slovak Republic (Slovak: prva Slovenska republika) or the Slovak State (Slovak: slovensky ?tat), was a semi-independent, Axis client state of Nazi Germany, which existed from 14 March 1939 to 8 May 1945. It existed on roughly the same territory as present-day Slovakia (without the southern and eastern parts). The Republic bordered Germany, the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, General Government (German-occupied remnant of Poland), and Hungary.
The Slovak State was recognized by Germany and several other states including the Provisional Government of the Republic of China, Croatia, El Salvador, Estonia, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Lithuania, Manchukuo, Mengjiang, Romania, the Soviet Union, Spain, Switzerland, and Vatican City. The first Slovak Republic's legal existence was retroactively nullified by the World War II victorious allies through the nullification of the Munich Agreement and all its consequences.
3 Slovak military
3.1 War with Hungary
3.2 Slovak forces during the campaign against Poland (1939)
4 International relations
6 Administrative divisions
7 The Slovak Republic and the Holocaust
8 Two wings of the ruling party
9 SS plans for Slovakia
10 Politicians and rulers
10.2 Prime Ministers
10.3 Commanders of German occupation forces